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>>Bears Maul Panthers

(Chicago, IL)  --  Matt Forte rushed for a career-high 205 yards and a touchdown as the Bears were able to hold off the pesky Panthers, 34-29.  Jay Cutler didn't do much, completing nine passes for 107 yards and an interception as Chicago improved 2-and-2.  Marion Barber also scored once on the ground, while Devin Hester returned a 69-yard punt to the house.  Hester's runback gave him an NFL record eleven career punt return TDs.  Cam Newton threw for 374 yards, a TD, and a pick, which was returned for a touchdown.  Newton added two TD's on the ground.  Steve Smith caught eight balls for 181 yards, but Greg Olsen recorded the touchdown grab against his former team.  Carolina fell to 1-and-3.  The Bears head to Detroit next week to meet the Lions on Monday Night Football.

>>'Skins Ride Torain Over Rams

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Ryan Torain rushed for 135 yards and a score as the Redskins held off the Rams 17-10 at the Edward Jones Dome.  Sam Bradford finished 20-of-43 for 164 yards and a score for St. Louis, which remains winless at 0-and-4.  Steven Jackson had 17 carries for just 45 yards, but did have the Rams' lone touchdown with a 15-yard reception in the fourth quarter.  Bradford was sacked seven times for St. Louis in the setback.  The Rams head into the bye week and will travel to face the Green Bay Packers on October 16th.

Cincinnati Bengals 23, Buffalo Bills 20
Tennessee Titans 31, Cleveland Browns 13
Detroit Lions 34, Dallas Cowboys 30
Kansas City Chiefs 22, Minnesota Vikings 17
San Francisco 49ers 24, Philadelphia Eagles 23
New Orleans Saints 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 10
Houston Texans 17, Pittsburgh Steelers 10
New York Giants 31, Arizona Cardinals 27
Atlanta Falcons 30, Seattle Seahawks 28
Green Bay Packers 49, Denver Broncos 23
New England Patriots 31, Oakland Raiders 19
San Diego Chargers 26, Miami Dolphins 16
Baltimore Ravens 34, New York Jets 17

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